Time to sort out the confusion
- BRMA rejects cancer claim for fire retardants. // Cabinet Maker;6/7/2002, Issue 5290, p2
Reports the rejection of the British Rubber Manufacturers Association concerning claims on the safety of chemicals used in furniture in Great Britain. Launch of a review on the level of chemicals used in furniture by the World Health Organization; Effectiveness of the flammability regulations...
- Industry backs FR uph. plan. Andrews, Susan M. // Furniture/Today;3/8/2004, Vol. 28 Issue 27, p1
Reports that the National Textile Association has proposed an upholstered furniture flammability standard to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Role of the proposal in allowing untreated fabrics to be used over a fire-resistant barrier material or in allowing fabric to be backcoated...
- Flammability rules set to get even tougher. // Cabinet Maker;03/16/2001, Issue 5229, p1
Reports on plans to make Great Britain's furniture flammability regulations more stringent, with changes to testing procedures.
- Retailers must ensure safety of products. Kidd, Andrew // Cabinet Maker;09/22/2000, Issue 5206, p1
Discusses the importance of Great Britain furniture retailers complying with import and product safety regulations.
- Call for Further Studies Stalls Upholstered Furniture Mandate. // Consumer Comments;Jul/Aug99, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p2
Deals with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission's (CPSC) regulatory mandate for upholstered furniture industry.
- Safety alert Furniture fails to meet tip-over standards. // Consumer Reports;Mar2006, Vol. 71 Issue 3, p7
he article reports on the tip-over standards of ASTM International and Underwriters Laboratories for household furniture. The problem is that the standards are voluntary and some products are never tested for their stability. A chart shows the stability ratings for dressers, armoires, bookcases,...
- Stanley revamps Young America program. Russell, Thomas // Furniture/Today;9/14/2009, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p8
The article reports on the Young America youth furniture program restoring by Stanley Furniture Co. Inc. in Stanleytown, Henry County, Virginia. The company is revamping the YA 2.0 initiative as part of an effort to improve product safety and expand consumer options available through the...
- Efforts aim to prevent tipping injuries. Linville, Jeff // Furniture/Today;6/11/2007, Vol. 31 Issue 39, p1
The article reports on the proposed safety standards for testing furniture of tipping over. According to reports, executives and consumer safety advocates of the American Society for Testing and Material (ASTM) are working together on voluntary safety standards to prevent certain case pieces...
- In brief. // Cabinet Maker;9/22/2006, Issue 5506, p5
The article presents developments related to various business enterprises in Great Britain. The British Retail Consortium publishes the second edition of a book which defines requirements for product safety in the manufacture of homewares and furnishings. The Federation of Small Businesses and...